Get up to Speed with…  are events, led by The Work-wise Foundation, which aim to showcase the world of work to young people and offer the opportunity for businesses to engage with the next generation and each other.


Our events are designed for young people, their families and teachers to see some of the incredible opportunities waiting for them after education in a variety of sectors. It gives them the chance to meet employers and engage with their world of work through hands-on, interactive and fun activities. 


Our events give organisations the opportunity to showcase their world of work, network with other businesses and engage with the future workforce. A fantastic opportunity to give something back, and experience the excitement and enthusiasm of young people around employment opportunities.


Our events are designed to INTRODUCE young people to the world of work, INFORM them and their teachers/parents about the opportunities available and INSPIRE them into being successful in their chosen career.

"Great event, great organisation and logistics with an awesome result! It was fantastic to be a part of such an inspiring day, thanks for sharing the experience with us and well done to you and all your team. Can't wait for next year!"
Company Director
"Absolutely Blew us away! It was the most exciting trip ever. Our Students really enjoyed the event; it gave a lot of food for thought and has stimulated a lot of questions. Thanks for all your hard work put us on the list for next year please!"
Secondary School Teacher
"I attended the event last year with my son who on the day networked with different companies offering apprenticeships, we found it a very positive experience my son is now in his seventh month as an apprentice at Sheffield Forgemasters"


All of our events incorporate business networking opportunities, such as breakfast or lunches. We bring together businesses and key individuals in the region to encourage them to work together towards inspiring the next generation of employees.

Take a look at some of our past events...